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The Asteroid Threat: Defending Our Planet from Deadly Near-Earth Objects

William E. Burrows · Prometheus Books
Format: Paperback

Presents a realistic, workable plan for defusing a potentially lethal threat from a rogue asteroid or comet. The explosion of a large meteor over Chelyabinsk, Siberia, in February 2013 is just the latest reminder that planet Earth is vulnerable to damaging and potentially catastrophic...
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Secrets of Wildflowers: A Delightful Feast Of Little-Known Facts, Folklore, And History

Jack Sanders · Lyons Press
Pages: 304
Format: Print book

The Secret of Wildflowers is a colorful tribute filled with odd, little-known facts and wonderful superstitions about some of North America's most beautiful and common plants. This book includes natural history, folklore, habitats, horticulture, uses for plants, and origins of names....
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The Skeptics' Guide to the Universe: How to Know What's Really Real in a World Increasingly Full of Fake

Steven Novella · Grand Central Publishing
Pages: 512
Format: Hardcover

An all-encompassing guide to skeptical thinking in the popular The Skeptics Guide to the Universe podcast's dryly humorous, accessible style, which Professor Richard Wiseman calls the "the perfect primer for anyone who wants to separate fact from fiction."It's intimidating to realize...
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Basic Math and Pre-Algebra For Dummies

Mark Zegarelli · John Wiley & Sons
Pages: 384
Format: Paperback

Tips for simplifying tricky basic math and pre-algebra operations Whether you're a student preparing to take algebra or a parent who wants or needs to brush up on basic math, this fun, friendly guide has the tools you need to get in gear. From positive, negative, and whole numbers to fractions,...
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How to Make Maple Syrup: From Gathering Sap to Marketing Your Own Syrup. A Storey BASICS® Title

Alison Anderson · Storey Publishing, LLC
Format: Paperback

Learn how to make your own maple syrup from start to finish. Third-generation syrup makers Alison and Steven Anderson show you how to collect sap using a tree-friendly tubing system and then cook, bottle, and even market your syrup. Whether you want a few bottles of syrup for your family's...
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Unruly Places: Lost Spaces, Secret Cities, and Other Inscrutable Geographies

Alastair Bonnett · Houghton Mifflin
Pages: 270
Format: Hardcover

A tour of the world's hidden geographies - from disappearing islands to forbidden deserts - and a stunning testament to how mysterious the world remains today
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Biology: An Illustrated History of Life Science

Tom Jackson · Shelter Harbor Press
Pages: 144
Format: Hardcover

Here is the essential guide to biology, an authoritative reference book and fold out timeline that examines how we have uncovered the secrets of lifethe most complex process in the Universe.From the workings of molecules to the way entire oceans or continents of lifeforms interact, biology...
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The Lagoon: How Aristotle Invented Science

Armand Marie Leroi · Viking; Tra edition
Format: Hardcover

A brilliant study of Aristotle as biologist The philosophical classics of Aristotle loom large over the history of Western thought, but the subject he most loved was biology. He wrote vast volumes about animals. He described them, classified them, told us where and how they live and how they...
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Fire Smart Home Handbook: Preparing For And Surviving The Threat Of Wildfire

Clyde Soles · Lyons Press
Pages: 268
Format: Paperback

"Devastating wildfires are increasing in size and ferocity nationwide. If you live in or near wilderness, sooner or later fire will happen. Fortunately you can prepare for it, and preparations don't have to cost a fortune. This highly detailed and practical guide will help you live...
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Losing the Nobel Prize: A Story of Cosmology, Ambition, and the Perils of Science's Highest Honor

Brian Keating · W. W. Norton & Company
Pages: 320
Format: Hardcover

The inside story of a quest to unlock one of cosmology's biggest mysteries, derailed by the lure of the Nobel Prize.What would it have been like to be an eyewitness to the Big Bang? In 2014, astronomers wielding BICEP2, the most powerful cosmology telescope ever made, revealed that they'd...
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Endurance: My Year in Space and Our Journey to Mars

Scott Kelly · Knopf
Pages: 400
Format: Hardcover

A stunning memoir from the astronaut who spent a record-breaking year aboard the International Space Station--a candid account of his remarkable voyage, of the journeys off the planet that preceded it, and of his colorful formative years.The veteran of four space flights and the American...
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Waves Passing in the Night: Walter Murch in the Land of the Astrophysicists

Lawrence Weschler · Bloomsbury
Pages: 176
Format: Print book

From Pulitzer Prize nominee Lawrence Weschler, a fascinating profile of Walter Murch, a film legend and amateur astrophysicist whose investigations could reshape our understanding of the universe.For film aficionados, Walter Murch is legendary--a three-time Academy Award winner, arguably...
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Rx for Deer Hunting Success: Time-Tested Tactics from the Deer Doctor

Peter Fiduccia · Skyhorse Publishing
Pages: 342
Format: Print book

This ground-breaking book is loaded with new scientific research that will help you become a better deer hunter.This comprehensive guide provides a compilation of in-depth coverage on all methods used to hunt whitetail deer consistently and successfully. Fiduccia's real-world hunting...
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Bears in the Backyard: Big Animals, Sprawling Suburbs, and the New Urban Jungle

Edward R. Ricciuti · Countryman Press; 1 edition
Format: Hardcover

Fang and claw have jumped the white picket fence as encounters with cougars in Chicago, alligators in Florida, and bears virtually everywhere have become increasingly commonplace. Author Edward Ricciuti explores cutting-edge research into why its happening, how it impacts all of us, and how to deal...
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